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SFGTV
Jan 17, 2013 8:00pm PST
will introduce matt watts - sacramento, to discuss legislative needs in your packet. at the federal level at the very last hour, the night before the turn of the year, congress passed several pieces of legislation that are going to allow for continuing operations of the federal government. the debt ceiling and sequestration for the debt ceiling, congressionally established limit on the amount of the public debt reached in the final days of 2012, and through emergency borrowing measures the treasury was able to continue funding the federal government. these issues should be revisited again probably in the next week. it's been quiet in dc this week. the sequestration act will allow federal obligations possibly is in this mid-february. the sequestration that was supposed to take effect on january 1 prevented cats to all discretionary funding programs. the highway trust fund that primarily funds the highway and transit account is protected, would not have been subjected to the sequestration got. the new starts funding programs, new source of funding for the central suburb projec
SFGTV
Jan 2, 2013 4:30pm PST
, just san diego and i did speak with the folks in sacramento and there is legislation that will address bottle bill -- actually once a year or couple of years that they do a bottle bill fix and adjust things and there is another bill planned for this life-threateningive session in january. so i mean the timing is right in terms of if there were some recommendations coming out of san francisco, there is a vehicle for us to talk to the folks up there. >> great. >> this convenience zone, is that unique to california? >> it is. it's very unusual. i am from the east coast and grew up with the bottle bill there and it's very different. it's very successful here and they are talking about using it as a national model. there is an effort to try to create more jobs by creating more recycling infrastructure. because many states don't have anything at all and the stuff is just thrown out all over the place if you are driving across the country. they are looking at this particular law as a value and it's funny we're the real odd duck in california because of our density. there is no place els
SFGTV
Jan 4, 2013 1:30am PST
a leadership position on in recommending to sacramento. have you all talked to recology about what their view of this whole thing is? >> they understand the problem. they run into the largest buybacks, one at pier 96 on the port and the one at tunnel road and they used to operate seven or eight other ones. they want to see the material handled. it's sort of there is an old garbage guy adage that you want to get your hands on everything and keep it, but they understand that their major role is providing the kind of background coverage for everything. as you were pointing out earlier, this is valuable material that picks up and moves on it's own. >> right. >> and that could mean an advantage for us in terms of that material not having to be paid for and carried by the very expensive systems. >> it would be a collaboration where you create a multi-tiered distribution system, where it ends up ultimately there, but someone makes something at each step of the way? >> actually, they said they are open to being a collector for a more kind of mobile system or a smaller subset. when you mentioned
SFGTV
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am PST
an interaction with our colleges and universities and other small groups. send them to sacramento. we don't do this. some of our advocates all these years have been going to sacramento. the processes very convoluted. it's good that we have jerry brown there. he has balance this budget. the board of supervisors, the city, the legislative branch, in the executive branch in 1996, willi brown took the city administrator's position and join it to the executive branch. let's talk about the legislative branch. it is incumbent for you to send young people to sacramento so they know the process, the convoluted process much as we have a convoluted process here at city hall. thank you very much. >> is there any additional public comments? seeing none, commissioner -- >> i have a question to mr. watts. you mentioned ab 8 and sb 11 extend the carl moyer program. would you recommending that we take a support position? >> the two bills 8 an d sb 11 they are identical measures. >> i move that amendment to support ab8 and sb 11. >> is there second to that motion? to forward this to the board authority? >>
SFGTV
Jan 16, 2013 1:30am PST
as i mentioned we have not just a new two-year session, but a real historical moment in sacramento with two-thirds democrats, as well as a democratic governor. it's an opportunity that the majority party is mindful of not squandering and with regards to initiatives that we'll see this year, i think the vlf is something that is being talked about as another opportunity for transportation funding at the state level, something that previous administrations have not wanted to look at in terms of bringing that state vehicle license fee back up to historical levels. if that happens, i think we in san francisco have to be mindful that we uniquely already have that authority and to the extent that the state chooses to embrace that authority, where do we stand? since conversations are underway in san francisco about how to spend our own vlf, i think we need to take a strategic, somewhat defensive position to make sure that we don't lose that to the state's interest, valid as it is, to invest at the state level. the governor released his budget, which most of you know, just recently. it's pr
SFGTV
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
that way. and this isn't just about getting 301 sacramento and 303 sacramento wrong. it's bigger than that. radio services just extrude up royally. and i'm going back to my map. radius services determined the midpoint of the assessor's block when the law is the midpoint of the block face. and within the public works code, it distinguishes between a block face and an assessor's block. "assessor's block" is perhaps could be three-block faces as in this case. and it's used multiple times in the public works code. amid the block face where the star is. and all of these businesses did not receive notice. so dpw testified a couple of months ago that 101 2nd street is within a 300' radius. i want to ask dpw did anyone at 101 2nd street receive notice? if they did not, notice was not served properly. the second point is the 300' radius. the ordinance use the word "radius." the order itself says there are no like foods within a 300' radius. radius is the proper measurement and dpw is going to get up here and say oh, no, we're going use walking distance and we can't determine what a 300' radius, w
SFGTV
Jan 18, 2013 4:30pm PST
not disagreed that at least two locations, 301 sacramento street and 303 south sacramento street did not receive notice of the permit. and they sort of tried to distinguish between the notice of the permit and the notice of an appeal and i think those are two very separate issues. the public works code says that businesses within a 300' radius are entitled to receive notice of the permit. what is the use of giving a notice of appeal after everything is said and done? the second issue is i believe due to radius services mistake, the whole block was missed floatfication area and that is because radio services calculates notice the block using the assessor's block as opposed to what is stated in the public works code, which is the mid-point of the block face. can i just go to this overhead real quickly? okay. so where the x is where expresso subito did the 300' radius, but where the little star is the actual block face. so all the businesses down here were not notified and one business that dpw testified to was 101 2nd street and no one from that building received notice. the second point is t
SFGTV
Jan 21, 2013 10:00am PST
benefits that people in sacramento are often accustomed to. thank you. >> thank you, sir. next i have miss deborah benedict. : >> hi. deborah benedict, again with senior and disability action and i will also mention that i am a member of californians for disability rights, which is a statewide organization that does keep track of the lawsuits and actions that are going on statewide. so it might behoove the mayor's office on disability to join the californians for disability rights, because there are plenty of emails that i get blasted about that kind of information. one of the things that i wanted to share about my experience of being in managed care at this point was my managed care provider, which is lion martin health care, claimed that they were trying to improve patient experience and they cut out the ability to make appointments on a voicemail or that was connected to the company. so now you get put into a phone queue. and i don't know how many people are familiar with being endlessly in loops of phone queues, but it's extremely frustrating when you are sick or need to make an app
SFGTV
Jan 16, 2013 12:30pm PST
in sacramento and reached ow to bars throughout the state of california to achieve an unprecedented level of success for a predatory lending effort and we would not have been able do that without the corporation of elected throughout the state and community leaders as well and we are hopeful that this will be a template for what wedo in this case and that we get a similar level of success to make sure had a money goes back to the people who are victim iressed and that they get the restitution that they deserve and i would like to introduce michael papist from the enter face-to-face 98 counsel because he was a big part in making sure we got our effort out to the 98 community and to make sure that borrowers who were vimsed got the restitution they deserved and we are happy he is
SFGTV
Jan 17, 2013 1:30pm PST
jurisdictions, sacramento county and the city of berkeley. i enjoy my public service and he will entrust me with another term i promise to remain committed and expand my service to the city and county of san francisco. thank you very much. any questions? >> this is a question that i ask of all of the applicants, particularly for property where four units or less, and its residential. sometimes i get e-mails from homeowners that are getting the property reappraised and how it would be frustrating as far as the length of time to hear back in the financial hardship they may endure during the time period. >> many members of the public come to the hearing process. they
SFGTV
Jan 25, 2013 12:30am PST
body for this month that it is not well managed from sacramento. i heard what the board wanted to do was they would be sued by the developmenter. people in our neighborhood were threatened with subpoenas that were so what we have here is a process that we can't allow to be the normal thing. i was actually threatened by the lawyer from the church and the church was going to sue me. now, of course, that didn't represent what the church had in mind. i can tell you that diane 92 son will be meeting with them. i'll have to come back and talk more about this >> further comments? sue i would like to second the request from the local sierra club that when you get to item 12 the certification of the e i r you'll not hold it over for two weeks. the documents are available for 2 weeks in advance. i further ask that the staff do a much better presentation on the role of the concourse for gatherings in the city. if you will go to the back thought i example you will find a lot of the issues listed here >> i go to the craft fair and i alerted them, they were about to lose their venue and it's new
SFGTV
Jan 1, 2013 6:30am PST
and what happens in sacramento. here in san francisco we just take it for granted when we get our hydro electricity and when we get our hetch hetchy water delivered to our taps, and i think it's high time because how the rich folks at one time went to congress and dammed hetch hetchy to get the water here that we pay attention to the poor folks, the farmers who today most of them have to drink contaminated water and if they have money they have to drink bottled water. this is in california. now, we in san francisco we just take things for granted, so when we talk about clean energy, when we talk about water, when we talk about anything where the taxpayer pays money let's not take things for granted without having empirical data we have this habit that we can just spend the tax payers money. i know farmers in the mid-west who are paid not to till the land while half the land they grow corn which when the final product comes out costs $74 a gallon. tank clean energy. so we need to go deeper into it. it's not to say that the deliberation here favors that we do the right thing. we re
SFGTV
Jan 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
things, by the way, i might add that they are doing for us now is that sacramento has determined that school districts are allowed this year to raise their developer fee amounts that we charge developers. however, the only way we can do that is we need to demonstrate under the government code certain specific demographic and other sort of financial and economic conditions in the city of san francisco have changed to warrant that increase. so we have actually retained them to see if we are entitled to raise our rates, which would obviously help us and we won't know that for several years. >> so this is a company that we subcontract with? >> yes. >> what is the amount for the work of this company? >> i think this work is $18 ,000 and the study is $25,000 on top of that, but that would only happen at times that we're looking to raise our rates and we have not raised our rates, since, i believe, 2005. >> roll call miss ly? >> yes. >> miss fewer? >> yes. >> miss maufas? >> yes. >> thank you miss mendoza? >> yes. >> dr. maufas? >> aye. >> miss norton? >> yes. >> mis
SFGTV
Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
. michael [inaudible] lynn brown, jerad bloomfield and others. we make trips to sacramento and we do what we could in the bay view. we put solar on all 58 homes and so on and so forth. in the beginning of this discussion i heard something about climate change and then i was paying attention to this conversation and there's a lot of fluff. so much fluff it gives you a headache. now, if you look at a map and some of you have done the outreach, whatever way you did the outreach, if you want to pay attention to the carbon footprint you have to do anything for the people that are impacted in district 10 and 11 and if you haven't done that to the best of your ability you have failed, so don't tell us in the areas that are green, which is where mostly the rich people live, where they send all their garbage, where they send all their sewage to which is in district 10 and you do service -- when it comes to outreach. that has to be ratified immediately. now, we need empirical data from this so-called consultants because sfpuc has this habit to have consultants. we saw this when they tried to p
SFGTV
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
in sacramento where we grew up and also wherever we are. by the way gordon also has led the chinese regressive association for decades and now is the nature, community worker alliance. my sister candy and her husband ken is here; my girlfriend deborah low is here; i want to thank my sister and brother who are watching. thank you for my siblings to encourage healthy diet, especially exercise. i want to also say that my campaign most of you know, i had to do a little bit more work than my college did. avalos and chiu. i am proud of that hard work that i and my grassroots, people powered campaign built. it wasn't president it, never before in san francisco has anyone poured 1 million dollars to unseat a supervisor; we sent a strong message to them. the strongly independent, richmond district residents stood with me, and the grassroots powered campaign stood it
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